October 4, 2023

SAN JOSE — A person has been arrested on suspicion of creating a collection of faculty bombing threats and various pretend emergency calls within the South Bay to seemingly harass his ex-girlfriend, authorities say.

Efren Loredo, 49, of San Jose, was arrested Monday in reference to the alleged hoax scheme, which led to giant police responses on the sufferer’s house and a number of metropolis colleges, together with Yerba Buena Excessive Faculty and unspecified San Jose Unified Faculty District campuses, in response to San Jose police.

Police say that between Sept. 1 and Sept. 11, Loredo fixated a string of 911 calls on his ex-girlfriend’s San Jose house, the place she lives together with her husband. One of many first calls linked to him, made Sept. 1, concerned a “name of an individual making threats in direction of the college” at Yerba Buena Excessive, police mentioned in a Thursday information launch.

The girl’s house was additionally the goal of a Sept. 4 emergency name, from somebody purporting to stay there, reporting that he “was going to shoot himself.” Then on Monday, San Jose police say they had been alerted by an unspecified out-of-state law-enforcement company about getting a web based message, mentioning the identical house, claiming {that a} “resident was going to kill his household.”

“Officers responded to the home and situated all of the occupants alive and properly, and didn’t understand a menace to security,” police mentioned.

Within the college menace calls, police mentioned the caller once more claimed to stay on the girl’s house and made threats to “blow up the campuses.”